100 Best Chefs in the World 2019 announced

The Le Chef compilation of the 100 Best Chefs in the World for 2019 has been released with chef Arnaud Donckele from the La Vague d'Or restaurant in Saint-Tropez named the best chef in the world.

Staying in France, chef Michel Troisgros was named second on the list, while Jonnie Boer from The Netherlands was third.

Five of the top 10 on the worlds best chefs list were from France, with Yannick Alleno, Alexandre Couillon and Emmanuel Renaut all taking top positions. Chef Rene Redzepi once again featured in the top of the list in position 10.

Previous lists have come under criticism for being largely biased in favour of French cuisine and French chefs. The 2017 list has 35 of the 100 chefs from France, for 2018 that number hit 41. 

The Le Chef list is compiled by asking two and three-starred Michelin chefs to provide a list of five names they think best represent the cooking profession and one name they would like to see at the top of the list.

Top 10 

1: Arnaud Donckele – Residence De La Pinede (Saint Tropez, France)

2: Michel Troisgros – Maison Troisgros Restaurant (Ouches, France) 

3: Jonnie Boer - De Librije (Netherlands)

4: Yannick Alleno - Alleno Paris (Paris, France)

5: Seiji Yamamoto – Nihonryori Ryugin (Tokyo, Japan)

6: Paul Pairet - Ultraviolet (China) 

7: Emmanuel Renaut – Flocons De Sel (Megève, France)

8: David Kinch - Manresa (California, United States)

9: Alexandre Couillon - La Marine (France)

10:Rene Redzepi - Noma (Copenhagen, Denmark) 

 

11-25

11: Alain Ducasse - France 

12: Joan Roca - Spain 

13: Pascal Barbot - France 

14: Martin Bergasategui - Spain 

15: Yoshihiro Narisawa - Japan 

16: Dan Barber - USA 

17: Grant Achatz - USA 

18: Olivier Bellin - France 

19: Gilles Goujon - France 

20: Pierre Gagnaire - France 

21: Virgilo Martinez - Peru 

22: Alain Passard - France 

23: Michel Bras - France 

24: Arnaud Lallement - France 

25: Rasmus Koford - Denmark 

 

26 - 40

26: Enrico Crippa - Italy 

27: Andoni Luis Aduriz - Spain 

28: David Munoz - Spain 

29: Christophe Bacquie - France 

30: Tetsuya Fujiwara - Japan 

31: Bernard Pacaud - France  

32: Mauro Colagreco - France 

33: Richard Ekkebus - Hong Kong 

34: Regis Marcon - France 

35: Eric Frechon - France 

36: Daniel Humm - USA 

37: Claude Bosi - England 

38: Nadia Santini - Italy 

39: Gerald Passedat - France 

40: Massimiliano Alajmo - Italy 

 

41-55

41: Heston Blumenthal - England  

42: Anne-Sophie Pic - France 

43: Yoshihiro Murata - Japan

44: Alex Atala - Brazil 

45: Eric Pras - France

46: Ben Shewry - Australia 

47: Jérôme Banctel - France

48: Julien Royer - Singapore

49: Victor Arguinzoniz - Spain

50: David Toutain - France

51: Paul Bocuse - France

52: Sven Elverfeld - Germany

53: Andre Chiang - Singapore

54: Clare Smyth - England 

55: Magnus Nilsson - Sweden 

 

56-70

56: Alexandre Gauthier - France

57: Massimo Bottura - Italy 

58: Michel Guérard - France

59: Jiro Ono - Japan

60: Dominique Crenn - United States

61: Marc Veyrat - France

62: Franck Giovannini - Switzerland

63: Stefano Baiocco - Italy

64: Motokazu Nakamura - Japan

65: Kevin Felhing - Germany

66: Christophe Hardiquest - Belgium

67: Felipe Bronze - Brazil

68: Eneko Atxa - Spain

69: Matthieu Viannay - France

70: Cesar Ramirez - United States

 

71-85

71 Onno Kokmeijer - Netherlands

72 Alexandre Mazzia - France

73 Hans Haas - Germany

74 Dani Garcia - Spain

75 Tristan Brandt - Germany

76 Pedro Subijana - Spain

77 Heinz Reitbauer - Austria

78 Jean-Georges Klein - France

79 Peter Goossens - Belgium 

80 Edouard Loubet - France 

81 Bjorn Frantzen - Sweden

82 Paolo Casagrande - Spain

83 Yoann Conte - France

84 Thomas Keller - Usa

85 Rene et Maxime Meilleur - France 

 

86-100 

86 Andreas Caminada - Switzerland

87 Gert de Mangeller - Belgium

88 Corey Lee - Usa

89 Eric Ripert - Usa 

90 Frederic Anton - France

91 Harald Wohlfart - Germany

92 Carlo Cracco - Italy

93 Gaston Acurio - Peru

94 Jordi Cruz - Spain

95 Kei Kobayashi - France

96 Olivier Nasti - France

97 Gaggan Anand - Thailand

98 Andrea Camastra - Poland

99 Jacob Jan Boerma - Netherlands

100 Normand Laprise - Canada

 

Originally published on Fine Dining Lovers.